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Best anchor for Florida salt water??

Discussion in 'Member Tips and Ideas' started by Gadiel, May 13, 2018.

  1. Gadiel

    Gadiel Active Member

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    I’m just tired of having to mess with my anchor all the time
    What do you guys use that doesn't fail??
     
  2. ruztew

    ruztew Jet Boat Addict

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    Fluke style anchor has never let me down, with 6ft of chain . Make sure you have enough rode out when anchoring and pull the fluke until it digs into the sand.
     
  3. DieselCamel

    DieselCamel Jetboaters Commander

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    World Cat
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    check out mantus anchor. Has been working great for me in SWFL Storage might be an issue. Not sure if it would fit in anchor locker. But something to look into.
     
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  4. Danielmailin

    Danielmailin Jet Boat Junkie

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    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    FSH Deluxe
    Boat Length:
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    Once you buy a Mantus you won't need another anchor
     
  5. waternutt

    waternutt Well-Known Member

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    I have had good luck with the Fortress FX-7 and 10' of chain.
     
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  6. Grassman

    Grassman Active Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    FSH Sport
    Boat Length:
    21
    10 ft of chain with anchor
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  7. Maillis

    Maillis Active Member

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    FX-7 works great for me
     
  8. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Addict

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    The Fortress is pretty high on my buy list.
     
  9. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

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    In Florida sand in decent weather any anchor will hold if you have enough scope (minimum 3:1/ 5:1) and chain. Those details are as important as the anchor.:jawdrop::jimlad::jimlad::jimlad:[flag][flag][flag]
     
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  10. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

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    Yamaha
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    242 Limited S E-Series
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  11. brockhals

    brockhals Jet Boat Addict

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    my box anchor holds my 27' pretty well.
     
  12. Jaylex

    Jaylex Jet Boat Lover

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    I've been told a box anchor will hold in just about any type of conditions, sand, mud, etc..

    I have one and it works like a charm....no chain needed. I had issues early on b/c I wasn't letting out enough rode, but anything over 3:1 will give you a solid hold.

    So is there a reason why a box anchor wouldn't work in FL salt water?

    I boat in lakes exclusively so pardon the question if its clear for those who boat on the ocean.
     
  13. DieselCamel

    DieselCamel Jetboaters Commander

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    World Cat
    Year:
    2015
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    Other
    Boat Length:
    23

    In my experience the box anchor is about the best anchor you can have for the lake. Ocean with strong and moderate currents in fine sand not so much. It will hold you ok in most Situations where the sand is not real fine and loose.
     
  14. Jaylex

    Jaylex Jet Boat Lover

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    Good to know....I dont plan on boating in the ocean anytime soon.

    My box anchor holds me pretty well.

    I like not having any chain.
     
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